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Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits

Children's Museums: Behind the Exhibits

Whether a child is interested in insects or dinosaurs, the goal of children’s museums is to encourage that natural curiosity and allow it to blossom. We spoke with exhibit developers at area children's museums to find out the formula that results in a perfect balance between learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Suffolk County, Long Island - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Suffolk County, Long Island - 2011 Guide

Check out our roundup of children's museums in Suffolk County, Long Island, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Nassau County, Long Island - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Nassau County, Long Island - 2011 Guide

Check out our roundup of children's museums in Nassau County, Long Island, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Fairfield County, CT - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Fairfield County, CT - 2011 Guide

Check out our roundup of children's museums in Fairfield County, Connecticut, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Rockland and Orange Counties, NY - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Rockland and Orange Counties, NY - 2011 Guide

Check out our roundup of children's museums in Rockland County and Orange County, NY, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Westchester County, NY - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Westchester County, NY - 2011 Guide

Check out our roundup of children's museums in Westchester County, NY, for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Queens - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Queens - 2011 Guide

Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in Queens for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Brooklyn - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Brooklyn - 2011 Guide

Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in Brooklyn for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

Children's Museum Exhibits in Manhattan - 2011 Guide

Children's Museum Exhibits in Manhattan - 2011 Guide

Your tot might be surprised at how unstuffy (and fun, even!) a day at the museum can be. Check out our roundup of children's museums in your area for some great exhibits that combine learning and fun.

King Tut Exhibition Comes to Discovery Times Square Exposition this April

King Tut Exhibition Comes to Discovery Times Square Exposition this April

"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" will open in New York City on April 23, 2010, marking the first time a collection of treasures from the young pharaoh's tomb has visited the city since the groundbreaking 1979 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

RITE NOW: SACRED AND SECULAR IN VIDEO Opens At The Jewish Museum 9/13

RITE NOW: SACRED AND SECULAR IN VIDEO Opens At The Jewish Museum 9/13

Rite Now: Sacred and Secular in Video will be on view from September 13, 2009 through February 7, 2010 in The Jewish Museum's Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media Center. In the past decade, contemporary artists have taken video in new directions.

ICP Presents Their Miroslav Tichy Exhibit 1/29-5/9

ICP Presents Their Miroslav Tichy Exhibit 1/29-5/9

The first North American museum exhibition of the photography of the mysterious and reclusive Czech artist Miroslav Tichý will be on view at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street) from January 29 through May 9, 2010.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Presents ONE PART HUMAN, Opens 1/9

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Presents ONE PART HUMAN, Opens 1/9

With its exhibition, One Part Human, The Feldman Gallery brings together artists who explore the tension between human and technological capabilities in today's scientific society.

The Lesley Heller Workspace Presents The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now

The Lesley Heller Workspace Presents The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now

The Lesley Heller Workspace is pleased to present The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now, an exhibition organized by guest curator Jason Andrew, featuring the work of artists associated with The Wells Street Gallery, one of Chicago's vanguard galleries of the late 1950s.

'Art of the Samurai' & 'Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping' Exhibitions Set to Close January 10 at the Met

'Art of the Samurai' & 'Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping' Exhibitions Set to Close January 10 at the Met

The 'Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156-1868' and the 'Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799)' exhibitions are set to close at Metropolitan Museum on Sunday, January 10.

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

New Interactive Heritage Installation Keeping History Center Opening in November at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is opening the Keeping History Center, which presents the Museum's ideas and collections in a state-of-the-art, interactive, digital visitor experience.

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

The Met Museum Hosts Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage 2/2-5/9

In the 1860s and 1870s, long before the embrace of collage techniques by avant-garde artists of the early 20th century, aristocratic Victorian women were experimenting with photocollage.

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

'Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers Spring' Exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden, 5/1-6/13

During her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was better known as a gardener than as a poet. Plants and flowers significantly influenced her poetry and other writings, most of which were not published until after her death. The New York Botanical Garden's multi-venue exhibition, Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, will illuminate Dickinson's life and work, the connections that exist between her life and poems, and her study and love of flowers and gardens. Dickinson's poems have become an integral part of the American literary canon, yet the fundamental impact that plants and flowers had on her poetry is little known by the public. From May 1 through June 13, the Botanical Garden's exhibition will reveal this new perspective on one of the greatest Romantic poets of the Victorian era, immersing visitors in the garden, life, and poems of Emily Dickinson in contemporary, fresh ways.

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Family Travel: Bon Bini to Curacao!

Curacao's balmy temperatures and white sand beaches may be enough to satisfy many families all day, but this Dutch island can provide lots of other fun activities as well.

Family Travel: Berkshires Bounty

Family Travel: Berkshires Bounty

The Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, about 3 hours from the New York metropolitan area, boasts year-round attractions for the whole family. Take a look at just what this scenic area has in store.

Middlebury, Vermont: Fun in the Quaint State

Middlebury, Vermont: Fun in the Quaint State

The town of Middlebury is the quintessential adorable Vermont town, filled with buildings from the 1800s and even a few from the 1700s. And there’s plenty here for families.

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Toronto: The City of Big Things

Read about the fun family activities available in Toronto!

18th Annual Seafood, Crafts & Music Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum

18th Annual Seafood, Crafts & Music Festival at the Long Island Maritime Museum

Stop by the Long Island Maritime Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the 18th Annual Seafood, Crafts & Music Festival.

A Family Vacation to Bermuda

A Family Vacation to Bermuda

Now celebrating its 400th anniversary, Bermuda — just a short flight from the east coast — makes for an ideal family getaway!

Baseball’s League of Nations: A Salute to Native American Baseball Players

Baseball’s League of Nations: A Salute to Native American Baseball Players

The new exhibition at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, presents images and biographical sketches of many Native American baseball players,




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